Friday, January 25, 2013

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

So you may have noticed that today is the 25, making it the 24th day of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.  You might also have noticed that the last painting I posted was for the 21st.  But Janin!  That means you are -three- paintings behind!  And you were right.

I knew I wanted to paint a lion and I was considering painting a bear--and when I had the two thoughts at the same time, I knew I would use this 'need to do 3 paintings in one day' as an opportunity to quote the Wizard of Oz. (:

And so here they are, Lion:

'Kings of Africa' 6.5" x 10" Acrylic on dictionary page.
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It's both the king of beasts as well as the King Protea flower.

Then Bear:
'Ursari' 9" x 12" Acrylic on Sheet Music.
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So part of how this painting got it's name is directly related to Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear and not calling a bear a bear.  I read that story for the first time when I was seven and it's one of my favorite series.   I particularly liked 'Ursari' because it's Romani.

And finally, Tiger:

'War Eagle'. 6.5" x 10" Acrylic on dictionary page.
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And it's (obviously) a tribute to the Auburn tigers.

And now I've quoted the Wizard of Oz, promoted The Clan of the Cave Bear, called a tiger an eagle, and caught up with the challenge!  Whew!

Ready for tomorrow's painting (:

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